Farmers confront Trump's ag secretary: 'We are not doing great again'

Apparently, the metric shit-ton of manure Donald Trump spread over the Midwest while running for president has not materially improved the outlook for the region’s farmers.  They’re worried, anxious, and increasingly pissed off, as Trump’s agriculture secretary, Sonny Perdue, learned today during a panel discussion at a fair in rural Minnesota. And, more and more,…

North Dakota farmer: Trump 'took away all of our markets'

As the trade war limps along exactly as you’d expect a policy launched by a failed casino owner would, real people are taking it on the chin. One of those folks is a farmer from a reliably red state that voted for Trump by a more than 2-to-1 margin. Yahoo! Finance: “This trade thing is what’s…

Larger Farms Find Way to Get Around Limits on Trump Tariff Aid Package.

Trump starts a trade war with China.  The Chinese hit our farmers with tariffs in retaliation.  Trump throws some money at the farmers to compensate them for their losses.  There is supposed to be a “federal cap” on how much money a farmer receives in compensation.  Turns out that the farmers with larger farms figured…

Besides Trump's Tariffs, Overproduction Is Hurting Farmers.

There is so little good information about what is going on with farmers, especially in KY, if you are not plugged into a rural community that is (I’m a city boy in Louisville).  But I came upon this report that came out before the Chinese trade talks tanked.  Why this report by WKU and NPR…

ND-Sen: TPM, “Kevin Cramer’s (R) Campaign Images Shot Far From Fargo”

FAIL! The top Senate candidate’s website is replete with Getty stock images from around the globe, from Serbia to Indonesia, Hungary to the United Kingdom, to illustrate his made-in-America political views. One notable shot: Cramer, a staunch ally of Trump who has campaigned heavily on a border-security crackdown, uses a stock image to illustrate the “Illegal immigration and sanctuary…

Too Bad Trump's Tariffs Did Not Come Sooner.

You know that Trump voting farmers were mule headed, and I think the economic pain from Trump’s trade war needed to happen sooner to dappen the enthusiasm for Trump on the farm. President Donald Trump’s trade disputes with China, Mexico and Canada are already eroding the value of American agricultural production, with soybean growers alone…